The conduit that connects the creative poetic voice

Arizona State Poetry Society


The conduit that connects the creative poetic voice, especially

in rural and remote areas of Arizona; we are connected to

excellent poetry and stimulated by the resonance of

other poets. Roberta L. Howard, CEO, NAVCARE 



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May 2018 Monthly Contest Winners

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Paul Callahan

--Eye on the Sky

--Brothers at War

--The Story Teller

Mark Hudson

--Halstead Goes to Texas

--Going to See Captain America

Alan Perry

--A War in Black and White

--A Superman

Jane Stuart


--The Risen Spirit Speaks to Those who Hear

April 2018 Monthly Contest Winners

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Bill Guthrie

--Of Blue

--Overwhelmed by Possibilities

Alan Perry



Janet Rives



Jane Stuart

--Wind Song

Mariana Warner


--I Got Shoes

March 2018 Monthly Contest Winners

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Paul Callahan--I Walked Miles

                         --Winter’s Onset

                         --Feeling Wronged

Arjai Barrington Kennedy--Dreadful Companion

                                              --Aunt Edna Lee

Alan Perry--A Plot

Jane Stuart--A Chilly Day

                     --2 on the Red

Eva Willis--Mother’s Eyes

February 2018 Monthly Contest Winners

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Rhonda Brown--Piracy

Gail Denham--Young Girl’s Love

Charles Firmage--Time Keeps Moving On

Alan Perry--Tabled

Janet Rives--Desert Winter

Mariana Warner--Winter

Eva Willis--Looking Back

                  --Montezuma’s Castle

                  --Southwestern Haiku

January 2018 Monthly Contest Winners

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Paul Callahan--Flight of Snowbirds

Gail Denham--Cajun Senior

                         --Look Up

Charles Firmage--Nearest Place to Heaven

Bill Guthrie --Abandoned Dreams

                      --The Perfect

Arjai Barrington Kennedy--Art Gallery

Janet Rives--To Be an Artist

Mariana Warner--Forecast

Stuart Watkins Presents at Sun City Chapter

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Stuart Watkins, Vice President of ASPS, recently presented a poetry program to members of an Arizona State Poetry Society chapter. Marlene Little of the Sun City Chapter of ASPS invited Stuart to present a program on, "The Book I Am Going to Write."

It was a fantastic success.

The poets and writers in attendence wrote poems that brought tears to the eyes of many in the group. They all went home with a note pad to continue their writes about a key that opened up memories and things from their past, so they could continue, or start, the book they are "Going to Write." The group of writers from the Sun City Chapter shared some fantastic writes.

Stuart hopes that some of the wonderful, warm writes that came form his presentation will result in poems being published, or a book being started and fininshed, before the end of 2018!

2016 and 2017 Sandcutters

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The 2016 Sandcutters journal with the monthly and annual contest winners and a featured artist has been mailed to all members, winners and judges.

We have also mailed the 2017 Sandcutters to all members. Paul Callahan and his team did a beautiful job of producing the 2017 issue of our annual ASPS poetry journal. There will be an opportunity to purchase additional copies of this issue and we will post a notice on the ASPS website as soon as that capability is available. Until then, enjoy your 2017 Sandcutters!

December 2017 Monthly Contest Winners

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Arjai Barrington Kennedy     Sunday with Grandmother

Paul Callahan                         The Working Man

Gail Denham                          Dancing Rocks

Charles Firmage                    Cold Cadillacs in Amarillo

Charles Firmage                           Night Visitor

Alan Perry                               More

Christy White                         Broken Stones

Christy White                         The Shape of Animals

Eva Willis                               My Favorite Poetry: An Ode to Me

November 2017 Monthly Contest Winners

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Charles Firmage    Come Home Soon

Chrales Firmage    Ink Stains

Mark Hudson         Macho Model

Ann Penton           A Dry Spell

Ann Penton           haiku: "rounded boxing glove..."

Alan Perry             Nightfall

Jane Stuart           A Winter Caravan

Christy White        All the Beautiful Stories

Christy White        Borealis

October 2017 Monthly Contest Winners

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Gail Denham - Makes Me No Never Mind

Charles Firmage - A New World’s Dawning

Charles Firmage - Yesterday’s Tears

Mark Hudson - It’s Easy to Forget

Ann Penton - Flight of Fancy

Alan Perry - Played

Janet Rives - Childhood Blues

Janet Rives - Of Mineral and Light

Jane Stuart - Timeless